As the Subject goes, “FAKE”, I am drawn to recall a quote from Carrie Bradshaw,
I do not care what others think of me. But I do NOT want to go with a fake, because, I know it’s a fake.
It is easy to find such situation, for example, just go outside, and soon you will come across a girl walking around with a bag from Chanel or LV in a bus/minibus, trai/subway or some other public transportation.In such a situation, I always wonder as to whom they are intending to impress, could that be the elderly or perhaps the lesser affordable part of the society, who are not aware or have not heard of such a name, therefore don’t know what it means, knowingly pretty well, that her income could not hopefully be able to afford to spend on a handbag a few or several thousands of dollars.
I would like to bring you as to what my principle are:I am against, and I question at times, and even understand the motive, goals or intention of showing off while knowingly that the item that you are carrying with you, is a fake. In more recent years, the word of fake, due to the connotation attached, has been replaced with other words such as a “copy-suite” or a “replica”.
The word “copy”, implies that the item is not the original or from the authorized manufacture, but rather an imitation or duplication of such an item with a mandatory application logo of the brand name (illegally, of course). I have often notice, for one are more prominent, to have the logo in a strategic place where the logo is clearly seen and visible to others. Could it be to boost their ego or personality I am not certain, for what reason would they do that, I could not begin to know or understand.
To go and to pay four and/or even five thousand dollars for a bag, and then spend additional thousand dollars for a matching purse on top, to be honest, I could not even think of doing or even could consider the opportunity. But I would rather inform you that there are many lower and less costly brands out there that produce other similar items that look good and has just as good quality standard of a lower/modest cost brands. In no circumstances do I shy away or try to hide them due to their brand name, because I know that the item I purchase or carry with me is with in my means of affordability, and that I like and feel proud off and is durable and high quality too, and that makes me feel good.
An alternative option to such event, is to design and to create your own fashion model style. Should such an item, not have a brand name attach, the item is yours and is unique product, something that you created yourself, from your own choice of materials and pattern or design. It is perfectly OK to see a good style, for example a dress that you have design, cut and sew it together, that you made it yourself, and it reflect yourself and your own creativity or inspired idea.
Somehow, the presence of having branded items in your own closet is a consideration to be an indication and reflection of your taste, success, standard, style and other adjectives that you can attach too. But, of course, the quality of the design and items is important to me and I don’t compromise on that. That is, that other brands and even “No Name” brands are inferior or substandard. Just because the brand name is not visible or not exist at all that a person is of a lower/lessor status to a human been. There are other ways a person can impress others by means of intellectual communication to others.
There’s a large amount of unknown brands, which produce a stunning collection. I can make a long list, but that’s another topic for another blog. In general, my opinion, is that I am against fakes, copies and replicas all together and it would wiser buy yourself items within your own budget while maintaining high quality, beautiful and reflection of yourself. Can either save you money or buy what I want without regret and not because of the brand, but simply because I like what I see and enjoy the things that I have.